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White eagle gas statues are the aluminum ones repo
#552815 Sun Jul 13 2014 07:59 AM
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At the Portland expo show there was an aluminum white eagle statue. It sold quick. The vendor claimed the originals were made in both cast iron and aluminum. I always believed only the cast iron were original and the aluminum were a repop in the last 20 years or so. Does anyone know the history of the aluminum ones?

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muntzman #552820 Sun Jul 13 2014 08:08 AM
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Never heard of an orig. Alum.

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Dick Bennett #552830 Sun Jul 13 2014 08:40 AM
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Up to what year did white eagle operate as a brand? Notes on the site indicate it was bought out in 1930. Long before the widespread use of aluminum?

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muntzman #552835 Sun Jul 13 2014 08:57 AM
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I've only heard of aluminum as repops also. And I may be proved wrong, but.... Not only was cast iron more economical is was also stronger, more durable and also harder to pick up and walk away with. I've noticed sometimes when certain guys buy something, thinking its original only to find its probably a fake, they will solicit opinions until they finally find one that lines up with their original hope. Then that becomes gospel.

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JimT #552841 Sun Jul 13 2014 09:18 AM
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" I've noticed sometimes when certain guys buy something, thinking its original only to find its probably a fake, they will solicit opinions until they finally find one that lines up with their original hope. Then that becomes gospel."

OOhhhhhh so true...


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Aluminum ones do not have the finished detail that the cast iron ones do. Rougher. Never have seen an aluminum original.

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wocopep #552872 Sun Jul 13 2014 11:42 AM
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Reproductions are usually done with the easiest and quickest method of production in mind versus quality, function and longevity.

Cast iron one's have more detail, better construction, more expense involved in production and serve the original purpose much better.

Ever see an original aluminum Case Eagle? I think, that answers the question at hand.


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Re: White eagle gas statues are the aluminum ones repo
Dave's Garage #552888 Sun Jul 13 2014 12:48 PM
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"Ever see an original aluminum Case Eagle? I think, that answers the question at hand".

Sorry Dave, how does that answer the question? My questions were actually does anyone know the history of the aluminum ones, and what is the history of White Eagle Gas (as that might show that the aluminum ones couldn't have been produced while the company was operating).

I didn't look close at the aluminum one at Portland as it sold just before I walked up to the table. I can't answer to the quality.

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muntzman #552889 Sun Jul 13 2014 12:50 PM
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Woops. I misread your answer Dave. You were talking Case Eagles and I was talking White Eagle. I agree with your comment.

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muntzman #552892 Sun Jul 13 2014 01:10 PM
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Cast Alum. has been around over 150 years. BUT WHITE EAGLE Made their statues w/ Cast Iron.

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Dick Bennett #552895 Sun Jul 13 2014 01:24 PM
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Wow. I obviously wrongly assumed aluminum didn't come into regular commercial use till WW2.

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Originals are also made in concrete...

The concrete ones are blunt nosed I believe, with less detail than the cast iron versions. I believe the concrete eagles may have been the first produced in the 1920s...


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DCpate #552972 Sun Jul 13 2014 05:17 PM
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I have a postcard with the photo clearly showing a concrete eagle, and an auto with a 1926 license plate.

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Maps for the memories #552982 Sun Jul 13 2014 05:30 PM
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How can you tell it's Concrete & not Cast Iron in a 1926 Photo?

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